State v. Reid, 224 N.C.App. 181, 735 S.E.2d 389 (Dec. 4, 2012)

The trial court did not err when taking the defendant’s waiver of counsel. The trial court complied with the statute and asked the standard waiver questions in the judges’ bench book. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the waiver was invalid because the trial judge did not inform him of his right to hire a private lawyer.